Wednesday, 19 July 2017 04:27

ESTABLISH A CHILDREN'S AUTHORITY.

Government urged to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.
 
 
Parliament has passed a motion urging Government to expedite implementation of all policies and legislations relating to children.
 
The motion moved by kole district woman mp Judith Alyek and seconded by Agago district woman MP Akello Franca noted that the children’s authority has never been put in place now  two years since  the children’s Act was amended to provide for it.
 
Katakwi  district woman MP Violet Akurut wants more funding to the justice sector quoting the a  Uganda police report that indicated that between 2016 and 2014, 87 cases were reported, 23 were committed to the High Court and only  two were convicted.
 
 
The minister of state for youth affairs Florence Kiyingi blames the violence against children on disrespect by women towards men.
 
However, her assertion met sharp bipartisan criticism and several calls for clarification from the human rights committee chairperson Jovah Kamatekah
 
The Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah asked the minister to quote the source of her information.
 
Kiyingi says that the ministry of gender is waiting for a certificate for financial implications to implement the children’s amendment act to set up children’s authority board members.

Parliament adopted the motion including another motion urging government to expedite protection of rights of girls and women against acts of violence.

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